Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Darth Vader’s Codpiece Up For Grabs

TOKYO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Darth Vader haters shouldn’t judge until they’ve walked a mile in the Sith’s shoes – or at least his codpiece.

Three people will find out what it’s like to wear the Star Wars villain’s codpiece now that a publisher is giving away three “genuine unofficial Darth Vader codpieces.”

Aventine Press, the publisher of the parody book The Empire Menaced: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Dearth Nadir, is holding an essay writing contest to win them.

But contestants must write a 5000 word essay – with footnotes – on the topic of parody and its theoretical implications.

Xiao En, author of The Empire Menaced says he’s hoping to find some well written works on the topic, which, in his opinion, are scarce.

The deadline to enter at dearthnadir.com is August 20, and the winner will be awarded the codpiece at a ceremony held in London this October.

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